Has anyone read *The Curious Incident

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Has anyone read *The Curious Incident
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Tue, 09-09-2003 - 7:30pm
About a Dog that Happened at Night*

I think that is the right title. It is a work of fiction with a main character who is on the spectrum and who's interest/obsession in Sherlock Holmes. My local librarian said it is wonderful!

I'm on a waiting list.


Sio

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Tue, 09-09-2003 - 8:17pm
Actually a bit ago there was a link to an article from newsweek I believe and there was info about this book and the boy in the book. It is my understanding that it is a true story about a boy with either asperger's or HFA, although those words are never mentioned in the actual book. I believe autism is mentioned on the cover. The author didn't want it mentioned. He had a rather nice quote about remembering the days when people were allowed to be odd or different. It sounds like a great book and I do want to read it.

If you are looking for fiction, there are the blue bottle mysteries that I believe are written at upper elementary grade level. It is a fictional series about a boy with asperger's as the main character.

Renee

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Tue, 09-09-2003 - 11:02pm
I haven't read it but I looked it up on half.com and Amazon.com and found:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Synopsis

The 15-year-old narrator is an autistic boy named Christopher Boone who is obsessed with (among other things) Sherlock Holmes. When a neighbor's dog is killed and Christopher is accused, he decides to track down the real dog-killer. As the events are filtered through the mind of an autistic, they take on their own logic--and by his own eccentric methods, Christopher uncovers truths that are profoundly disturbing. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT is the first work of adult fiction by an acclaimed writers of books for young people.

There were good reviews of the book on Amazon. Amazon also said it was on the Today's Show book club.

Thanks for sharing the idea of the book. I may have to see if my library has it.

Linda

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Wed, 09-10-2003 - 7:47pm
Funny, you should ask about this. I just bought it. I also bought and read Raising Blaze (true story about a mother raising a boy with probable PDD-NOS) and Finding Ben (another true story from a mother's point of view in raising her asperger son) and both were very good reading. I'm just finishing up Harry Potter and am ready to get started on The Curious Incident... If I finish it up fairly soon, let you know if I liked it.

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Wed, 09-10-2003 - 8:06pm
Bugs

Please also tell me what you think of Blaze and Ben. I've fliped throught those a couple of times at B&N.

Love that Potter book. Well, I did after I was done. I thought it wasn't her best. Still a very good read. Just a little too perdictable.

Sio

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Wed, 09-10-2003 - 8:20pm
This is a very vain moment here, but I do love my first name! it is the name of the main characters' teacher. You say it "Shivon" I know it looks totally different. It is an old Gaelic name.

Typing of such things, Candes, what is the origin of your name and how do you say your actual name? If you don't mind me asking!

Sio

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Thu, 09-11-2003 - 11:40am
You know, I have seen the name Siobhan before and never knew how to pronounce it. Since I picked up The Curious Incident... I finally had to look up the pronunciation. So funny, you would mention it. I was saying Sibahn, but now have corrected it.

I would recommend Raising Blaze and Finding Ben to anyone on this board. Very captivating reads and I could really empathize with both moms. They are very HONEST in writing these books. The do not hold back with their thoughts and feelings and give a very frank and genuine look at life with their extraordinary child. Excellent books. I would like to get other similar books such as Elijah's Cup but have a few other purchases to get through first. I love to read and would be happy to share points of view if you decide to read the above books (or any other book for that matter).

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Thu, 09-11-2003 - 12:21pm
Bugs

I couldn't wait for the library, so I ordered it off Amazon. My son has CAPD, and there is a CAPD web page I like a lot. They are trying to raise awareness for CAPD, and if you order from Amazon via their sight they get a referral fee, so I got the book and got a warm fuzzie to go with it.

We can read and discuss later!

PS, I read your other post about not feeling well. Unfortunately my DH had an undiagnosed illness a few years back, and I know how hard that can be. Eventually they figured it out, but it took almost a year, and we both thought he might not make it in the process. We both got very depressed! I hope things resolve themselves quickly for you!

Sio

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Sat, 09-20-2003 - 7:55pm
This is a great book! I can't put it down. I LOVE this boy!

On a more practical side, I can see with this as an example why the PhD says Liam does not think like a person who is actually autistic, yet can "appear" like he is autistic.

This book has been a real "eye-opener" for me as to the parallels between my son's world and the world of a person who is actually on the spectrum. Liam could easily do the exact same things, yet for totally different reasons.

Sio